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2021/01/25 | The Interpreter

Beijing’s “Wolf Warriors” Score Own Goals

An online spat over the origins of kimchi shows the Chinese Communist Party has made people at home hungry for news of China’s dominance.

2020/10/07 | Voice of America

Facing Criticism Over Covid-19 and Xinjiang, Chinese Leader Talks Up Archaeology

At a recent meeting of the Politburo of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Xi Jinping brought up how archaeology should serve the interests of the ruling party.

2020/08/04 | Voice of America

Children of High-Level CCP Officials Choose to Live Abroad

Recent article by outspoken Chinese sociologist has gone viral on Beijing’s tightly-controlled social media, sparking debates about children of China's privileged class who choose to live overseas.

2020/07/31 | Brian Hioe

Lee Teng-hui's Complicated Legacy Spans a Century of Taiwanese History

Like the history of Taiwan, Lee Teng-hui's life went through several political and ideological twists and turns. But the only thing that remained consistent was his advocacy of Taiwanese sovereignty.

2020/07/29 | Voice of America

Expelled From China’s Communist Party, Tycoon Ren Zhiqiang Faces Criminal Prosecution

Disappeared for calling China’s authoritarian leader Xi Jinping a “clown,” Chinese property tycoon Ren Zhiqiang has been kicked out of the Communist Party.

2020/06/12 | Voice of America

Zoom Temporarily Suspends Account After Hosting Tiananmen Square Event

Humanitarian China, an organization focused on providing relief for political prisoners and activists, had its Zoom account shut down. "It seems possible Zoom acted on pressure from the CCP," the organization said in a statement.

2019/10/16 | The Conversation

China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation

China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.

2019/09/11 | The Interpreter

State Propaganda Tops Cat Videos on Chinese Social Media Platforms

Chinese youth don't always pay attention to traditional media outlets like CCTV, but their frequently used digital platforms are now filled with state propaganda tailored based on their user data.

2019/07/31 | Taiwan Insight

OPINION: World Health Organization Neglects 23.5 Million Taiwanese Citizens' Health

World Health Organization prides itself on promoting inclusive health care for all of humanity, but Taiwan is excluded from the circle.

2019/03/14 | TIME

Chinese Official Says Xinjiang Detention Camps May Eventually Be Phased Out

The official also compared the internment camps, which house up to 1.5 million Muslims, to 'boarding schools.'

2018/12/05 | Yu Jie

OPINION: Meng Hongwei's Disappearance Reveals an Ugly Internal Truth

It's a glimpse into the murky political waters where Beijing thrives at controlling outcomes – and in which Meng himself was not simply a victim.

2018/11/07 | The Interpreter

How YouTubers Are Protecting Cantonese & Other Dialects From the CCP

They didn't set out to do it, but young people in Hong Kong and China have erected a formidable line of defense against Beijing's efforts to drown out dialects in favor of Mandarin.

2018/10/15 | The Conversation

EXPLAINER: How Deng Xiaoping Shaped Modern China

China's recent economic slowdown may be further vindication of Deng Xiaoping's economic foresight, writes James Laurenceson.

2018/08/24 | Catherine Chou

The Worrying Cross-Strait and Linguistic Messages of 'Crazy Rich Asians'

The film is now in theaters in Taiwan. Is it a victory for Asian representation in Hollywood, or for the linguistic and cultural domination of the Chinese Communist Party?

2018/08/13 | China Brief

Academic Assault on Xi's Policies Hints at Scaled Back Belt and Road

Xi Jinping's Belt and Road has been subjected to a flurry of academic criticism, a sign of brewing discontent over what is seen as excessive spending on 'foreign aid'.